The Southampton beach is once again being raked despite all the
supporting evidence that it is the worst possible human action that can
be taken on a lakefront beach area.
What began as a raking on the main beach has now extended beyond the
dunes leaving the beach in a state of ruin.
At the Coastal Conference held recently in Port Elgin, an expert in the
field of beach conservation explained that the worst possible influence
of man on a beach is that of raking and, in the process, destroying the
fragile eco-system that exists.
Southampton was renowned and recognized for its environmental eco-system
on the beach. The beach area, with its preservation of beach grasses
and dunes was lauded as a forerunner in environmental measures ...
today, it is being eroded, raked, and raped and ... for what?
The Town is now trying to desparately save the Port Elgin beach while
the once-praised Southampton beach is being destroyed.
We had better ask ourselves the question, why, and find the answer very
Tracks to nowhere
Once beautiful sand beach now being destroyed
Three strips of beach, ruined, close to ruin and
the dunes that are left
What are we doing to our beaches?